An Adopted Child: Tami

My story is not really exciting, but I love it all the same. Every year on my birthday, my dad, up until he passed away, would tell me the story of how I became his and my mom’s daughter. Adoption was not the same when I was a baby as it is now. My parents already had three boys and twelve years after the last son was born, they decided they really would like to have a little girl join their family. They had looked into adopting another little girl and almost adopted her. Then one morning at 4 a.m. the phone rang. … Read more

Hoping to Adopt: Hayley and Nat

First you’ll need to know a little bit about us. Nat is from Haiti and I (Hayley) am from San Diego. We met at a bus stop at BYU Hawaii, fell in love at first sight and got married. We dreamed of having lots of kids and spending our lives helping others. Shortly after graduating we moved to Haiti where we taught and helped people. One week, for some reason or another we found ourselves vising three different orphanages and seeing the great need there was. After our visits we knew one day, when we were able to afford it, … Read more

A Birth Mother’s Story: Jessica

 Like most young adults I thought I was invincible, it won’t happen to me, it can’t happen to me. I thought these same things about pregnancy.  It doesn’t happen to girls like me. However I soon learned that it can happen to “girls like me” or any girl who is willing to take the risk of having sex and yes, that means protected or not.  I was not the single exception to the rule, and the time had come for me to face the consequences of my actions. Adoption was always the only option for me.  I was just freshly 20 I didn’t have a … Read more

Hoping to Adopt: Myka and Georges

Hi, we are Myka and Georges.  We’ve been together for 14 (yes 14!) years.  We married 4 years ago and started trying to have a baby immediately.  We always knew we wanted to be parents and we were so excited to grow our little family.  Well, our journey took a different route then we anticipated.  4 years of trying to start our family and simply said it did not happened for us (you can read more about it here, here and here.) So, we are very very very excited to announce, that we have started the adoption process.  We have completed our home study … Read more

An Adoption Story: The Nanney Family

I don’t even know where to begin; our adoption story has been a long journey and it has all melted together in such a tender way.  My husband, Brandon, and I were married for several years before we felt that it was time to add a little bundle of joy to our family.  We struggled with infertility for years.  It was a very challenging time for us as a couple.  We wrestled with thoughts of adoption, but after the help of a fertility specialist, we were pregnant!  After a healthy, happy pregnancy, our daughter, Chloe, was born.  We found such … Read more